Epigram 11.187

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Σιμύλος ὁ ψάλτης τοὺς γείτονας ἔκτανε πάντας
νυκτὸς ὅλης ψάλλων, πλὴν ἑνὸς Ὠριγένους:
κωφὸν γὰρ φύσις αὐτὸν ἐθήκατο: τοὔνεκεν αὐτῷ
ζωὴν ἀντ᾽ ἀκοῆς δῶκε περισσοτέρην.

— Paton edition

Simylus the lyre-player killed all his neighbours by playing the whole night, except only Origenes, whom Nature had made deaf, and therefore gave him longer life in the place of hearing.

— Paton edition

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